University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Genetics

Areas of research include: gene structure and recombination in cereals; DNA recombination and repair in bacteria; site-specific recombination in bacterial plasmids and control of bacterial cell cycle; cytological, genetic and molecular studies of genome organisation, gene structure and gene action in Drosophila; behaviour, synaptic transmission and intracellular signalling in Drosophila; theoretical and experimental studies of natural and sexual selection in insects and birds; population genetics of plant-parasite relationships, speciation in plants, conservation genetics; plant development, gene expression and molecular biology; analysis and manipulation of mammalian chromosomes; origins of polarity in drosophila embryos; function of genes in kidney development and inherited disease; embryonic nervous system development; analysis of centromere function; cellular polarity in drosophila; development and sex determination in caenorhabditis; study of neuron-glia interactions in formation of nervous system of drosophila; electrophysiology and imaging of synaptic transmission in drosophila; use of segmentation of drosophila embryo as model system to study morphogenesis; studies of structure of mitotic apparatus and regulation of its function; studies on mitotic mutants in drosophila; structure and function of sox-domain genes in drosophila; study of systems involved in mineralisation of key pollutants using bacterium Rhodococcus; plant molecular genetics and recombination; early mouse development.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or overseas equivalent; applicants whose 1st language is not English must demonstrate competence in English (IELTS 7.0 with at least 6.0 in each element; or other acceptable test).

Assessment methods

Thesis required of not more than 60,000 words in length, excluding figures, tables, footnotes, appendices and bibliography. The examination will include an oral examination on the thesis and on the general field of knowledge within which it falls.

Sponsorship information

Research Council quota studentship: MRC (1); Doctoral Training Programmes: Wellcome Trust, BBSRC; Cambridge Trusts; Charities.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 25,104 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 25,104 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 25,104 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,262 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 9,288 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,262 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,262 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,262 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 25,104 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MPhil Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,262 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,262 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Part-time January 2017 GBP 9,288 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,262 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,262 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge University Cambridge CB2 1TN East of England

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